These easy duck wraps are a cheats way of doing crispy aromatic duck for one, with easy, versatile homemade wraps.
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius (335 degrees fahrenheit). Sprinkle the Chinese 5 Spice over the skin of the duck leg and place on a foil lined baking tray. Roast in the oven for 90 minutes.
- Meanwhile, you can make your pancakes and prepare your vegetables. Mix the flour, boiling water and vegetable oil together to create a dough. Knead it into a ball and wrap in cling film. Leave to rest for 30 minutes.
- Shred the spring onions and matchstick the cucumber.
- Knead the dough until smooth, this should take about 5 minutes. Divide the dough into 8.
- Heat a big dry frying pan to a medium heat. Flatten each dough ball into a patty and brush half of them with a lot of Toasted Sesame Oil. Press an oiled patty to a dry one to make them stick together, and roll each one out until thin. This helps make thinner pancakes than you can physically roll, because the oil will allow them to separate once cooked and therefore less fragile. If you are in a silly student flat like me and don’t have a rolling pin, use an empty wine bottle; I’m sure you’ll have loads of those hanging about! However, this is my excuse for why my pancakes are not round, though I know full well I can’t roll pizza dough into a circle to save my life, either.
- Bake these thin rounds one at a time in the dry pan for a few minutes each side until the puff up and have a few brown spots on each side. Remove from the pan and while still hot, but cool enough to touch carefully find the edges and prize apart the two halves. This does take a bit of practice, I warn you, but the more oil between them without making a mess the better.
- Remove the duck from the oven and using two forks, shred the whole thing off the bone including the skin. Serve hot wrapped up in the pancakes with the cucumber, spring onions and liberal amounts of Hoisin Sauce (the best Chinese flavour ever!)